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it the right way, and i want to thank president obama. he has been wonderfully supportive of the examples we provided here. i want to thank secretary shawn don van and his staff and the regional staff for recognizing what is going on here. i want to thank hope sf and all of the partners that we created. you know i was here when the planning grant was given to alice griffin and it wasn't just the celebration of the grant. we went to work. we went to work with the residents, the neighbors. we went to work with our supervisor and i know ms. cohen is out of breath and knows how important this is for her constituents and this district, but most importantly we knew if we didn't just talk the talk, that if we actually took the residents with us, and took all of the talent that we had in the city from the housing authority to our mayor's office of housing, to the redevelopment people, to the private developers, to the staff that has been so diligent, to the private nonprofit sector. the in incredible community based organizations and the bay view y and all these wonderful people that have been
continue. i'm patchari raksawong reporting from phnom penh. >>> patchari, thanks. barack obama made history before he arrived in cambodia. he became the first sitting u.s. president to visit myanmar. obama praised the country's transition to democracy, but he called for more reforms. obama met with president thein sein. he referred to the nation for the first time in public as myanmar. the name made official by the military. the u.s. government usually calls it burma. >> i shared with president thein sein our belief that the process of reform that he is taking is one that will move the country forward. >> local people lined the streets waving u.s. flags to welcome the american president. obama then met longtime democracy activist aung san suu kyi at her home. >> i'm proud to be the first american president to visit this spectacular country. we've seen some very encouraging progress. >> we are working to success for our people and for the friendship between our two countries. >> some human rights activists called the visit premature, but obama said they should take the opportunity to encoura
cannot discount the possibility that obama would win not based on statistics like this but because the judge him on the best alternative of the two candidates. success is the second term for obama is another matter. thank you. [applause] we would welcome questions. it would be an advantage to c-span to that question and answer period maybe some of you will reply to the questions that come from the audience. we would like you to participate and there's a microphone over head. do any of you have questions? yes? >> i thought that was a remarkably objective and even handed and a very insightful. thank you very much. my question is given that the president's opponents in the congress have made no bones about their goal to make him a one-term president, have you seen in your research any other situations that compared to that love all of directness in terms of that kind of goal? >> to follow your saying the plan in the first term to oppose the president extensively so as to deny him a second term. that is a very fair question. i would say that would then require the congress of the oppos
barack obama won 71% of the latino vote in this election. there are a number of republicans who believe it's time for a change in tone. and action. shannon? >> shannon: mike emanuel thank you. still ahead, president obama breaks new ground in burma. first, adding insult to injury. after super storm sandy. ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. >> shannon: 12 more new york city public schools reopened today following the damage from super storm sandy last month. 18 are still closed. gas rationing extented through friday. for many people's whose homes were damaged, insult has been added to injury. senior correspondent eric shawn explains from breezy point new york. >> amid the devastation and destruction that remains three weeks after hurricane sandy, a stinging surprise from the new york city building department. a notice, tacked to
president obama has to do right now. thank you for coming on. you heard everything we have been talking about so far. we hear about france being downgraded, is that where we are headed? >> yes, that is where we are headed. he was really great. we are moving in that direction, obviously. melissa: we're looking at a shot of him celebrating. i can see that. he really is good. melissa: let me ask you, the three things president obama has to do right now putting politics aside to sort of save the day for us financially. these growth rates, they sound fantastic but how do you do that? >> you extend all the tax cuts, not just on the ones with lower income, but for all people. you really can't raise taxes and job creators and expect to get more jobs. honestly that is not the way it works. then what he should do is postpone all the obama scare tax increases and then cut government spending. those three things are the only way i know that would really increase executive growth to the u.s. a lot of this has already happened, people have shifted income out of 2013 and 22,000, which means we will dr
. >> all right, thank you, david. >>> well, president obama is making an historic visit to the southeast asian nation of myanmar. she the first u.s. leader to ever go to that country which is also known as burma. mr. obama has already met with myanmar's leaders with aung san suu kyi. the president has also praised myanmar's move towards democracy and urged the country to continue making further reforms. >>> vice president biden spent sunday getting an up close look at the area devastated by superstorm sandy. the v.p. toured seaside heights. he later surveyed the damage in hoboken. he later met with supporters saying rebuilding is, quote, a national responsibility. >>> and in new york, city officials plan to demolish about 200 homes severely damaged by sandy. in some cases, the danger of collapse is so great, they'll be bulldozed before the owners are notified. another 500 homes are being inspected and could be torn down as well. >>> most of the country is expecting a mild week which clears the way for a pretty smooth thanksgiving getaway. but that is definitely not the case in the northw
important matters. i'm told i have three minutes. i think this is about three minutes. thank you for coming. i leave the floor to president obama. >> i'll try to be equally brief although not as eloquent. i was honored to be the first president to welcome to the white house. i'm proud to be the first american president to visit this spectacular country. i'm pleased that one of my first stops is to visit with an icon of democracy who has inspired so many people not just in this country but all around the world. i especially want to take suu kyi for welcoming me to her home. here through so many difficult years is we she displayed unbreakable courage and determination. it's where she showed that human freedom and dignity cannot be denied. today marks a new chapter between the united states and burma. i asked secretary clinton to visit this country and explore with suu kyi whether the united states could empower reform efforts and begin a new relationship between our peoples. in the year since we've seen encouraging progress including suu kyi's release, the lifting of restrictions on the press
they will not strike a ceasefire deal until the rockets stop coming out of gaza. veronica? >> stephanie, thank you so much. >>> lawmakers are turning the heat on the obama administration about what officials knew and when regarding the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. on sunday, lawmakers called on u.n. ambassador susan rice to testify before congress on her remarks after the attack. at issue are rice's talking points and why a final draft was changed to down play the role of terrorists, a fact supported by friday's closed door testimony of former cia director david petraeus. republicans portrayed rice as a pawn of the president's election year agenda. >> the story she told reinforced the political narrative helpful to the president. i don't know what she knew, but i know the story she told was misleading. >> we are going to find out who made changes in the original statement. until we do, i really think it's unwarranted to make accusations. >> the administration denies any claims of white house interferenc
committee. >> andy kroll, thanks for your time tonight. >> thank you. >>> ahead, president obama's extraordinary trip for an extraordinary leader. this is real hope and real change. next. i gave birth to my daughter on may 18th, five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. riding the dog like it's a small horse is frowned upon in this establishment! luckily though, ya know, i conceal this bad boy underneath my blanket just so i can get on e-trade. check my investment portfolio, research stocks... wait, why are you taking... oh, i see...solitary. just a man and his thoughts. and a smartphone... with an e-trade app. ♪ nobody knows... [ male announcer ] e-trade. investing unleashed. ♪ ♪ ♪ customer erin swenson bought so, i'm happy. today. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get
the circle of violence. lama hasan, abc news, jerusalem. >> our thanks to lama. >>> well, president obama is on a historic visit to the southeast nation asian of myanmar. while he is there, mr. obama will be meeting with myanmar's prime minister and the nobel peace prize winning democracy advocate aung san suu kyi. the president will also deliver an address in which he will praise myanmar's progress toward democracy and urge it to make further reforms. myanmar is also known as burma. >>> well, vice president joe biden was much closer to home, getting a firsthand look at the new jersey coastline that, of course, was devastated by superstorm sandy. the vice president toured hard-hit seaside heights and later surveyed damage in hoboken, new jersey. he met with about 50 first responders and receiving a briefing pledging federal support. biden said rebuilding is a, quote, national respondent. >>> we have new developments this morning in the cia sex scandal. a person close to david petraeus' biographer paula broad well says she is devastated by the fallout of her affair with the former cia chie
covered. thank you. oh, you're so welcome. ♪ john: before the election and the libertarians said who cares? both are big bureaucrats. there's not much difference. but one lasting difference comes from obama's appointments to the supreme court that could affect where you attended schools and if you protect yourself with a gun. what should we worry about? let's ask judge santa napolitano -- andrew napolitano. should i worry? >> yes. i would worry at either of them but i would worry far more with president obama replacing retiring justices. justice ginsberg who is not well as serious liberal. john: rehab four justices ginsberg and justice breyer both liberal justices. >> justice ginsberg is not well by justice breyer will set there for another 10 years of major permits. if obama replaces justice ginsberg it would be with the% i'd like mind but 30 or 40 years the junior. so you are removing a shy reticent senior citizen for a young aggressive coalition building youngster. that is what you will get. somebody like soda -- sotomayor or jess's kagan that will set their 30 or 40 years. john: now th
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you, harris, thank you. >> harris: well, president obama travelling to burma tonight, the next stop in the three-nation trip to asia and the last trip hillary clinton is making with him as secretary of state. they spent the day in thailand and are leaving for burma shortly where the president is meeting with opposition leader, a noble peace laureate who spent 15 years locked in her home. her crime, winning an election. and president obama says his visit is not an endorsement of the country's government which still holds hundreds of political prisoners and he says he wants it highlight the progress that burma has made and the president will be joined by suu kyi, and we'll carry those remarks live at 1 a.m. eastern here on fox news. well, we have an update for you on the oil rig that caught fire in the gulf of mexico on friday. cia of black elk energy, spoke after the divers located the body of one of the missing workers. >> and the coast guard, how they would like the effort to go and where it should be transported to, and it's very sad and you always hold out hope. >> harris: the fi
. thank you very much. >>> lawmakers are turning the heat on the obama administration about what officials knew and when regarding the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. on sunday, lawmakers called on susan rice to testify before congress on her remarks after the attack. at issue are rice's talking points and why a final draft was changed to down play the role of terrorists, a fact supported by friday's closed door testimony of former cia director, david petraeus. republicans portrayed rice as a pawn of the president's election year agenda. >> the story she told reinforced the political narrative helpful to the president. i don't know what she knew, but i knew the story she told was misleading. >> we are going to find out who made changes in the original statement. until we do, i really think it's unwarranted to make accusations. >> the administration denies any claims of white house interference. >>> meanwhile, paula broadwell, the north carolina woman at the center of the scandal that led to petr
this conflict from escalating to a point of no return. >> clarissa ward, thank you. >>> president obama is monitoring the troops' efforts during his visit to southeast asia. he arrived in cambodia, the first time a u.s. president has visited there. earlier mr. obama became the first american president to visit burma as well. following decades of repressive rule. mr. obama says he sees signs of progress on human rights. bill plante reports from rangoon, burma. >> reporter: good morning. the president is visiting three countries in southeast asia to underscore that the u.s. intends to be a major player in this region. but he's dubbed by troubles in another part of the world where the u.s. can't avoid involvement. the president embraced democracy advocate and nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi and celebrated the beginnings of democratic reform in this nation which was long under military rule. but mr. obama's triumphant visit here is shadowed by the continuing violence in the middle east. in thailand earlier he called for a negotiated end to that conflict. but he strongly defended i
much. thanks for being here. >> my pleasure. >> up next in our daily fix, president obama makes history in southeast asia. plus, the political showdown over benghazi. this is "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. into their work, their name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors. and do our part for the businesses that do so much for us. on november 24th, let's get out and shop small. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. >>> the first sitting american president to visit myanmar, known as burma, was greeting by cheering clouds eager to catch a glance of the u.s. commander in chief. president obama and sec
. if in fact susan rice is dominated. >> back to you. >> doug luzader live from washington thank you. >> oo the top five stories making news at this hour. obama care new regulation will go into effect. most of the focus is on how state based insurance exchanges will go. how the government will tax medical devices and allocate the shrinking pool of money for hospitals who treat the uninsured. >> congress launching an investigation as to whether johnson has been using secret business using secret e-mail accounts. they turned over all records relate to do an account. that is one of the aliases. it may violate record keeping law. >> new video of a fatal oil rig explosion in the gulf of mexico. >> holy (bleep) look at that. >> a tv crew filming a fishing show inadvertently captured the whole explosion on camera. the oil company is expanding it's search meanwhile for the body of the last missing worker. a search and rescue dog is being brought in today. three dive boats are being used around the rig. they found the body of the other missing worker saturday. >> oo a family of accused criminals beh
will draw blood from the obama administration and that is susan rice. >> that sounds like richard. thank you, richard wolffe, thank you jay newton-small. >>> up next, how close is the middle east to an all-out regional war? is israel headed to a war with iran? i see a possible precursor to a war with iran. the latest on the fight between israel and hamas coming up next. this is interesting and scary. the place for politics. we'll be right back. ford c-max. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. we'll be right back. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> up in philadelphia today signing
. >>> and right now president obama is continuing his trip through asia. how he made history overnight. it's all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this monday morning, november 19th i'm pam cook. the rain came in just like steve paulson said. >> did you get that little break you were looking for if >> i did get a little break on saturday. >> the system on friday into saturday was good. the one on sunday was good but now it's gone. a lot of cloud cover today. highs in the 60s. here is is sal. >>> steve, good morning. right now we are looking pretty good. not a lot going on on the road. just the way we like it. i'm sure it won't stay that way for too long. this is a look at 280 northbound. also the morning commute looks good westbound bay bridge at the toll plaza. 4:29 let's go back to the desk. >>> toppin
for the egyptian media to bring these two sides together. >> thank you, so much from gaza. be safe. >>> and now to the middle east where president obama is now in cambodia, the third and the final stop on a multiday and multicountry tour. the president arrived in cambodia at 5:00 a.m. eastern time, and becoming the first sitting u.s. president to visit there. while in cambodia, the president is going to be meeting with a leaders at a dinner of the asian summit. and yesterday he made a historic meeting in myanmar where he met with parliament elected leader aun san suu kyi. >> this is not an endorsement of the burmese government, but it is an acknowledgment that there is a process under way inside of that country that even a year and a half, two years ago, nobody foresaw. >> meanwhile back home in washington, congress is off for a week for the thanksgiving holiday, lawmakers are vowing to get to the bottom of intelligence questions in the immediate wake of the deadly attack of a u.s. consulate in libya, including whether ambassador susan rice's so-called talking points were altared the weekend af
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much. >> thank you. >>> up next, more on the petraeus affair and the political battle over the obama administration's handling of the attack on benghazi. we'll get reaction here from the man leading the charge against the administration and against ambassador susan rice, senator lindsey graham. >>> later, fallout from the campaign after mitt romney's surprising comments this week and the future of the republican party. our roundtable weighs in on that. tom friedman and andrea mitchell will rejoin the conversation. plus, republican congressman raul labrador, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, and gop strategist mike murphy, ahead here on "meet the press." >>> "meet the press" is brought to you by chevron. we may have more in common than you think. you can learn more at you think. you c[ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't
and thank you. he posted on facebook when president barack obama goes to hell, he wrote he'll still be placing the blame on his predecessor, george w. bush. >> really? >> stephanie: he said when obama is 90 years old, he is going to say this is all bush's fault. in an e-mail, the facebook post was not about obama going to hell. [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> stephanie: it was about blame shifting. i don't see anything inappropriate about it. with you deciding the president is going to hell, there's nothing inappropriate about that? >> there's some awful awful people out there. >> stephanie: and in other skeeter news -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] arizona gun story refuses to sell guns to anyone who voted for obama. >> how do they prove that? >> they don't prove it. >> stephanie: making a point because as you know, the president's coming for your guns. >> they're just in public in a turgid state. >> stephanie: the president's coming for your guns. >> your brains are in a turgid state. >> stephanie: it br
. thank you. >> president obama gets a round of applause during his history-making event to myanmar. he is the first sitting u.s. president to visit the country, also known as burma. for decades myanmar was cut off from the world because of its repressive military regime, but a reform movement now underway in a speech at the university president obama urged myanmar to continue its reforms. he met with nobel prize winner aung san suu kyi. >> i want to make a pledge to the people of this country that i am confident we can keep, and that is if we see continued progress towards reform, our bilateral ties will grow stronger, and we will do whatever we can to help insure success. >> the president arriveed in myanmar. he is now in cambodia for the east asia summit. >>> the two sides have been fighting this long and so violently, can they find peace? we'll talk to former diplomat james ruben about what worked when president bill clinton was in the white house. [ gordon ] for some this line is a convenience. how you doing today? i'm good thanks. how are you? i'm good. [ gordon ] but for others,
to come. david kerley, thank you. >>> tonight, nearly two weeks now after mitt romney lost the election to president obama, real sign that some members of the republican party are trying to distance themselves from the one-time presidential candidate. it comes after romney's comments this past week to supporters, indicating president obama's victory came in part because he gave gifts to key voting groups. tonight here again, that sound, that recorded phone call with donors and how newt gingrich reacted to it right here on abc's "this week." >> what the president, president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition. give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government. and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> what do you think of that? is that where the republican party needs to go? >> i just think it's nuts. i mean -- first of all, it's insulting. this would be like walmart having a bad week and going, the customers have really been unruly. i mean, the job of a political leader is to understand the people. if we can't offer a better fut
? >> fascinating that iron dome. stephanie, thank you for the update. >>> even as president obama tries to turn u.s. attention to asia, the middle east is still topping the headline. chuck talked to national security council spokesman and asked how president obama is being kept informed about the crisis. >> no crisis in the world would allow rocket fire indiscriminately into their country. we support israel's right to defend itself and, you know, have been in constant contact with them. that said we think everyone will benefit. >> what does constant contact meet? phone conversations with the prime minister? >> the president has been talking to president benjamin netanyahu daily, talked to president morrissey of egypt, to the prime minister and talking to people that have a relationship with hamas to tell them that de-escalation is in everyone's interests. this will only lead to civilian casualties. i don't mean to draw false equivalents. this started because hamas is raining rockets down into civilian populations and they have to stop. >> sounds like the president believes hamas has to basically
and obama will ultimately be the most disliked presidentials in history because of the handling of the economy and only because of that. >>stuart: art laffer, a pretty grim picture but thanks for joining us. now, we are fair and balanced, new democrat network president thinks hiking taxes on high income earners is the way to go. so, welcome back to the program, simon. we have discussed this before. you think raising taxes on high income earners is what bill clinton did in the 1990's and we have been through this before. may i raise a separate concern here for a second. under the president's own plan, we are going do get a total debt of $20 trillion at the end of the second term, that is the president's own plan and that is based on optimistic thinking about economic growth down the road. are you comfortable with rolling the dice and going to $20 trillion total debt? >>guest: let's talk about the fiscal cliff because it is a down payment toward reducing the deficit over all. if we do nothing the plan congress passed last year with lots of republican votes would raise taxes on eve
it goes when we start to talk about a new secretary of state. >> all right. jackie, thank you so much. and dana and jackie, have a great week. >> thank you so much. >>> and a top republican is questioning president obama whether he knew about the general petraeus scandal before the election. house committee chair mike rogers said it is possible and said as much on "meet the press." rogers is saying that he is not entirely convinced that the president was not told before election day, because attorney general eric holder knew about the affair months ago. the white house saying that president obama was not informed until november 8th. >> questions c cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. he's, he's on my back about providing for his little girl. hey don't worry. e-trade's got a killer investing dashboard. everything is on one page. i'm watching you. oh yeah? well i'm watching you, watching him. [ male announcer ] try the e-trade 360 investing dashboard. . >>> former cia drirector genera david petraeus has hired top washington lawyer
for president barack obama. >>> a reunion six decades in the making and in time for thanksgiving. a bay area mother was able to track down her son after six decades. >> i am just thankful. >> reporter: at mission harvest christian church in san jose, a largely filipino congregation is together. >> i wanted them to have hope because of what happen inside my own life. >> reporter: it is a story almost too good to be tree. bringing tears. >> very scared, having my first baby. -- >> how old were you? >> i was 23 years old. >> reporter: that was 63 years oeg. she was pregnant and had to -- ago. she was pregnant and had to give up the baby for adoption. she kept it secret until a discussion about it made her confess to her daughter. >> mom, you want to see him? >> i said, yes, of course i want to see him. i waited all of this time. >> reporter: after a search they found him and sent him a certified letter telling them he wanted to meet him. he did not believe the letters at first. >> i read a few lines and -- she said i am your mother. and i was overwhelmed. >> reporter: they started talking
. >> thank you. >>> meanwhile, the other breaking news overnight, president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton making history, visiting a nation we know little about. the once repressive and secretive country of myanmar. there was an emotional moment, as they met a peace activist who sacrificed 15 years of her life being held prisoner to fight for her country's freedom. abc's reena ninan was there. reena? >> reporter: good morning, josh. president obama called her an icon of democracy, saying that the country of myanmar will be receiving $170 million in aid over the next few years. there was an emotional moment when president obama and secretary of state clinton arrived. the two women embraced as friends who had another each other for a very long time. this was president obama's first visit to myanmar. this marks the final visit that secretary clinton will make with the president abroad. she's not staying on for a second term. josh. >> reena ninan, thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, a new sign for trouble for the u.s. economy. "the wall street journal" finds american companies
to president obama. former president of investment banking at ubs and ceo of the firm 32 advisers. great to see you. >> great to be here, marie a ya. >> thank you for joining us. you are a rare breed. a top wall street executive but off close relationship with the president. talk to us about this drama over the fiscal cliff. are we still in the posturing stage? how does this play out? >> i hope it plays out with a deal the. i would have probably put it around 80% a deal, but i would have sliced it this way. i would say 50% of that 80 is they come up with like $60 billion, which is six months of the ten years of the 1.2 trillion sequester. >> okay. >> okay. so something like -- >> a drop in the bucket. >> a drop in the bucket. you could do that and if you were doing that you would have to say okay and we are going to pass the debt ceiling. that gets you to march enor april and it forms a good basis. >> what do you think of the reports out on friday that the white house is in advance talks to replace the sweeping cuts set to begin in january with a smaller package. are they in advanced talks espe
is an outside adviser to president obama. a former president of investment banking at ubs and now ceo of the firm 32 advisers. robert, great to see you. >> great to be here, maria. >> thanks for joining us. so you are a rare breed. you're a top wall street executive, but you have a very close relationship with the president. so talk to us about this drama over the fiscal cliff. are we still in the positive touring stage? how does this play out? >> i hope it plays out with a deal. i would have probably put it around 80% a deal. but i would have sliced it this way. i would say 50% of that 80 is that they come up with, like, $60 billion. which is six months of the ten years of the $1.2 trillion sequester. >> okay. >> okay? >> so that's a drop in the bucket. >> a drop in the bucket. so you could do that. and is that would also i would think if you're doing that, you would have to say, okay, and we're going to pass the debt ceiling. that gets you until march, april, and it gets the new congress in, and it forms a good basis. >> now, what do you think about those reports on friday that the
. that is something that everybody gets. >> that is the end of our allotted time for comments. thank you for your time, mr. bowden, for speaking with us today. [applause] and the other jobs washing tin bureau chief, his most recent book the showdown of paul obama's thought -- bought back is the showdown referring to any specific incidents or politics in general? >> both. it is behind the scenes account what happened after the november 2010 election when the republicans and the tea party knocked barack obama for a loop and took control of the house. tax-cut scum of fights over the budget, debt ceiling, deficit-reduction ceiling, deficit-reduction, the awesome a bin laden raid, egypt, libya. how he made the decisions he made and why he took the actions that he took but also explained this is done in a way of the theory he could make the 2012 race of choice between different ideologies and approaches to governments and different sets of values. he was it tethered to the idea about a choice. . .
, thank you very much. as always, politics here in the u.s. >>> mitt romney's excuse for losing the election caused outrage. claiming obama gave large gifts to voters. and it is said romney's gift remark is accurate. just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family party! really jingles your bells, doesn't it? my gift to you! the capital one venture card! for any flight, any time! that's double miles you can actually use! how illuminating. what's in your wallet? let me guess, am i on the naughty list again? ho ho ho! let me guess, am i on the naughty list again? the wheels of progress. seems they haven't been moving much lately. but things are starting to turn around because of business people like you. and regions is here to help. with the experience and service to keep things rolling. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. >>> 5:39 in the morning. in gaza city. you're looking at live pictures now. this is from palestine tv. all live pictures you will see in a moment from reu
and if they do not, the forces will expand their operation. code for ground invasion. something president obama said that he did not want to happen that will increase civilian casualties and something that leaders are trying to stop. >> stephanie, thank you very much. stephanie gosk joining us live via nbc news from tel aviv. >>> bp has reportedly planning a multibillion pound share buy back. all the details on that in just a moment. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. can help make you a better investor. our e-trade 360 investing dashboard shows you where your money is, live. e-trade pro is so usable you'll actually use it. and our apps are the ultimate in mobile investing. become a better investo at e-trade. >>> welcome back. bp is reportedly planning a share buy back of almost 4 million pounds. the oil giant is planning move to help support its share price and fend off any unwant
that the obama administration is going to face in coming years. thank you very much for your time. [applause] >> so my second role is to be a discussed in bashing discussant. when jonathan asked me to take on this role, i cautioned him that one problem would be that i would likely be in violent agreement with both of them, and that turns in fact to be the case. so what is left to me really is to add a few comments to what's been said, not to pick at all at what they have said. part of what i would point to the is, as i said at the outset is that i think there's in -- also was the first panel, and jonathan's comments and just, too, going to the importance of leadership issues that just been before us, in thinking about these questions. so just going to tick off a few points to comment on. first on a personal rule of xi jinping. i agree that he really matters. i think there are two elements in foreign policy of nations that matter. one is a national interest. that can change but it changes very, very slowly. the other is the individual who comes to leadership with a different background, a dif
, but they also hope it will end very soon. don? >> all right, fred, thank you very much. of course there's always politics here in the u.s. >>> mitt romney's excuse for losing the election triggered outrage. romney suggested that president obama gave huge gifts to african-americans, to hispanics and to young voters. up next, we'll hear from a senior contributor who says romney's gift remark is accurate. eóoç=Ñp >>> 5:39 in the morning. in gaza city. you're looking at live pictures now. this is from palestine tv. also live pictures you will see in a moment from reuters. of a city that probably did not get much sleep, preparing for the week and preparing for another day. it is going to be tough the next 48 hours. critical in this conflict between hamas and israel right now. live pictures from gaza city. >>> on to politics now. what a bizarre gift. mitt romney blamed his election loss on gifts. romney suggested that he lost because president obama offered gifts to african-americans, to hispanics, to young voters. gifts like health care, like contraception, and student loans. even republicans p
." and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> 19 minutes past the hour. thanks for joining us this morning. president obama is on the last leg of his historic trip to asia. he arrived in cambodia just hours ago along with secretary of state hillary clinton to attend the east asian summit. just before that, president obama made history as the first sitting u.s. president to visit myanmar formerly known as burma. he praised the nation on one hand for making progress in trying to move past its repressive history, but he says there are still steps for it to take to reach full democratic reform. >> i stand before you today as president of the most powerful nation on earth but recognizing that once the color of my skin would have denied me the right to vote. and so that should give you some sense that if our country can transcend its differences, then yours can, too. every human being within these borders have a part of your nation's story and you should embrace that. >> president obama began his three-nation tour in thailand before going to myanmar and now cambodia. >>> okay. let's
, even more difficult than mcconnell does perhaps with his ways to find to tax rich people. hey, thank goodness both pelosi and mcconnell are in the minority. of course, the oddity here is that the republican leadership wants to completely ignore president obama's win. he did win. i was there that tuesday night. and win -- as if it entirely didn't happen. i mean you can easily ask why protect the rich from the tax increases? these people invest in new businesses versus buying and saving bonds. i mean job creators. how about municipal bond buyers? they're not out there creating jobs. they're buying immunities. you also have to ask yourself yshgs do so many republicans favor allowing hedge funds to pay a vastly reduced capital gains rate on the paychecks instead of ordinary income tax as the rest of us? i can tell you i didn't need the 15% rate to have a good year. a simple hey let's see from pelosi and everything is on the table for mcconnell. that is kind of what we want to hear. but why put everything on the table if sm something is already taken off the table, at built to compromise
and aides say there were no promises from either map. it is doubtful that president obama would have visited cambodia were it not for the east asian summit which is held which the president sees as an opportunity to challenge china's gains in this region. >>shepard: thank you, wendell, live from cambodia. what to do about marijuana? the prosecution in colorado are dropping marijuana cases before the new pot law goes into affect and a look at confusion surrounding the rules on weed. we have big dreams. one is for a clean, domestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. it's all crossed out... it'scause i got everything on it. boom! thank you! [ male announcer ] black friday's back. savings start thursday at 8 pm. with electronics starting a
president obama called morsi. the two leaders discussed wayed to de-escalate the situation in gaza, and the president underscored the necessity of hamas ending fire into israel. that's the latest information. thank you. as i mentioned, more than 100 rockets have been fired from gaza into southern israel. you heard ayman refer to that happening today alone. many rockets fired into israel have been intercepted by the country's missile defense system. it is known as the iron dome. nbc news correspondent stephanie gosk joins me from tel aviv. this missile defense that we talk so much about, stephanie, is significant in many ways. it kept down the loss of life, which certainly would have escalated this crisis far faster than what we're seeing. >> reporter: yeah. it gives them some breathing room. if there was a rocket that landed here in tel aviv that killed a number of people or killed even more people down south besides the three that were killed in one attack, you'd be in a different situation. there would be more public pressure. right now you have tens of thousands troops waiting f
in the world, on this day in particular. thanks for your time. >> thanks, alex. >>> coming up, will your next grand slam breakfast cost more because of the affordable care act? some business owners are claiming obama care will mean higher prices for customer. pancake prices or political fear mongering. i cannot read the teleprompter for us. ezra klein will break it down for us. that is ahead. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! >> announcer: meet jill. she thought she'd feel better after seeing her doctor. and she might have, if not for kari, the identity thief who stole jill's social security number to open credit cards, destroying jill's credit and her dream of retirement. now meet amanda. with a swipe of her debit card, she bought some gas... and an all-expense-paid trip to hawaii for ben. ben is the identity thief who used a device
the next best thing in the guest spots today, jon meachem. welcome. you how are you? >> thank you. i haven't seen schoolhouse rock in a long time. that's great. >> i watch it every day. listen, thomas jefferson and obama. lots of similarities. we've noted some. there's policy ideas, too, in there. what do you think that thomas jefferson -- -- deep-rooted anger. i didn't put the deep-rooted anger. we know how i feel about saying that about obama. what do you think that thomas jefferson could teach obama going into the second term? >> i think the main thing is you actually have to like or at least pretend you like other people in washington. i think that's the main one. every night when congress was in session, jefferson would have lawmakers down to dinner. he didn't mix parties. he wasn't looking for that. emted to weave attachments to himself. he had all federalists and republicans. it worked in the sense that he became harder to caricature and to demonize because he had folks who felt some sense of social connection to him. not saying that that translates into a vote for him every time, b
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